About the Workshop
The piRNA pathway is an RNA-silencing pathway involving small non-coding RNAs and PIWI proteins.This pathway was discovered fifteen years ago as a defense mechanism against transposons. Since then, this field has experienced rapid progress. Recent studies have implicated piRNAs and PIWI proteins in a broad range of functions, including epigenetic and post-transcriptional gene regulation, genome rearrangements, germ cell development, and stem cell biology. The aim of this EMBO Workshop is to discuss the latest findings in all aspects of piRNA biology. We will address piRNA biogenesis; the role of piRNAs/PIWI proteins in genome defense; epigenetic regulation; gene regulation; genome rearrangements; germ cell development and fertility; stem cell biology; somatic functions; and cancers. We have invited the leading specialists in the field, who have expressed their enthusiasm for the workshop. This EMBO Workshop is part of a series and both previous workshops were big success. We expect this EMBO Workshop to have a strong impact on the piRNA field and beyond.
This Workshop's programme is indicated in New York time (GMT-5).
This EMBO Workshop was made possible by funding provided by The Company of Biologists.